Art — JAMES HOFF by Eli Keszler
For Hoff, distribution networks serve as creative agents. Musician Eli Keszler queries the artist and publisher of Primary Information on paintings based on viruses and syndromes, as well as his pop-leaning sound works.
Literature — CLAUDIA RANKINE by Lauren Berlant
Rankine and Berlant parse the implications of having to maneuver everyday racism, as well and Rankine's incisive choice of images for her new poetry book, Citizen: An American Lyric.
Literature — VALERIA LUISELLI by Jennifer Kabat
At the core of Luiselli’s two books now available in English—Faces in the Crowd, a novel, and Sidewalks, an essay collection—is an interest in cities and their fragmented representations in literature, maps, and GPS devices.
Art — NICOLE CHERUBINI by Sarah Braman
Cherubini describes her lush, material-based approach to clay and glaze as baroque minimalism. Artist Sarah Braman visits Cherubini’s Brooklyn Navy Yard studio as she prepares for a fall exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Art — MOYRA DAVEY by Elisabeth Lebovici
Prior to Burn the Diaries, her exhibition at the ICA Philadelphia this fall, Davey exchanges thoughts with Paris-based writer Lebovici on autobiographical writing, the formal potential of aerograms, and scatological confessionalism.
Art — MATTHEW WEINSTEIN by Laurie Simmons
Weinstein goes over the sources behind his animated videos to Simmons, with whom he has previously collaborated. They range from telemarketing, Brecht, entertainment, and what Weinstein calls the “national pastime” of self-absorption.
Literature — BEN LERNER and Ariana Reines
For Lerner, Reines’s poems are “sites for irrational and transpersonal powers.” Reines, in turn, thinks of Lerner’s new novel, 10:04, as “Time Regained retold as The Odyssey in a best of all possible worlds.” Their banter touches on Whitman, poetic address, and “obliviating.”
Music — TYONDAI BRAXTO by Ben Vida
The two musicians discuss the use of hybridized generative systems, Stravinsky, hip-hop, and performing as switchboard operators in Braxton’s in-progress work HIVE.
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With art by JENS FÄNGE